Groups sue BLM over New Mexico oil, gas operations

01/26/2009
The Western Environmental Law Center and other groups filed a lawsuit against the US Bureau of Land Management, claiming the agency violated federal law in granting oil and gas leases on public land in New Mexico. The lawsuit, filed Jan. 14 in US District Court in Albuquerque, claims that BLM issued 92 oil and gas leases last year that fail to address greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution resulting from oil and gas operations. The lawsuit asked the court to suspend the leases pending full compliance with federal law. The leases are in San Juan basin near Farmington and Carlsbad. A BLM spokesman said he doubted any production had started on those leases. WELC said oil and gas operations in New Me...
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